LIBRARY EXPERIENCE

Ventura County Library System, E.P. Foster Library, Ventura, CA - May 2015 - Present
Youth Librarian Specialist      

  • Fulfill duties as the acting-in-charge supervisor on a regular basis in all areas of branch operations, security, reference, circulation, technology, information needs, and reader’s advisory services to all ages.

  • Develop, plan, organize, and supervise all youth services events, activities, and staff at the E.P. Foster Library.

  • Provide advice, expertise, and supervision for all events & programming designed for youth ages 0-18 at the two smaller branches in the Ventura Region.

  • Supervise and execute the creation of all youth services promotional materials, press releases, and library system website calendar and social media posts for the E.P. Foster Library.

  • Provide volunteer coordination and supervision in the areas of recruitment, retention, and recognition for the Project Understanding tutoring program, the Teen Advisory Group, the Summer Reading Program, and other general volunteer opportunities.

  • Reach out to the community by making presentations to the schools, community organizations, and local governing bodies in regards to the youth services at the library.

  • Execute youth events, activities, and services outside of the library for the local school district, community organizations, the City of Ventura, and the County of Ventura.

  • Collaborate with the local schools, preschools, and community organizations in providing library inreach which includes but isn’t limited to library tours, events, or storytimes.

  • Interview, select, and appoint personnel and as a part of onboarding, provide or coordinate new staff training.

  • Instruct, train, supervise and evaluate technical and clerical staff in all areas of the library with a focus on youth services.

  • Manage the youth materials budget and stay within budget limits when ordering centrally for the system and with the Friends of the Library materials allocation.

  • Schedule, plan, and present, the early literacy workshop, “Read Me a Story & More” for parents/caregivers of children 0-5 years of age.

  • Prepare a yearly budget proposal for youth services funding to the Ventura Friends of the Library and oversees all spending of the approved budget for entire Ventura Region.

  • Take an active role in the Children’s Action Team, the Children’s Services Team, the Web Team, the Branch Supervisor Team, Ventura Unified School Librarians Committee, and Storyfest Committee meetings.

Santa Clarita Public Library - Santa Clarita, CA - September 2013 - May 2015
Youth Services Librarian and Web Content Manager

  • Prepared and promoted child and family programs and services that meet the needs of the community and are purposefully connected to the collection and to the library’s values.
  • Prepared and presented weekly storytimes from birth to preschool.
  • Planned and participated on the Summer Reading Program committee and in other major library sponsored events.
  • Fulfilled duties as the acting-in-charge supervisor on a regular basis in the areas of reference, circulation, technology, information needs, and reader’s advisory services to all ages.
  • Kept the children's website content updated and manage the bi-weekly blog schedule.
  • Ensured programming evenness regarding age groups and program subject areas for submission to the city seasonal magazine and library newsletter.
  • Scheduled and implemented school visits and library tours as requested by schools.
  • Assisted in the selection and maintenance of materials for the children’s area of the library.


MERIT Library
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Madison, WI

Reference and Information Services Assistant - September 2012 – August 2013

  • Helped patrons with reference, technology, and information needs by phone, email, chat and walk-up.
  • Planned, prepared, and co-taught advanced Zotero workshops.
  • Created and implemented the website for the reference and information desk using Google Sites.
  • Develop a more user friendly way to find K-12 materials in other languages by using LibraryThing.


MERIT Library
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Madison, WI

Media and Classroom Specialist - Februrary 2013 – August 2013    

  • Provided classroom support for all classrooms with projectors, computers, Promethean, and SMART Boards.
  • Repaired, updated, and maintained PC and Mac laptops, camcorders, and other various circulating equipment.
  • Prepared new equipment for circulation by updating each software package and creating a rebuild image.


MERIT Library
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Madison, WI
Circulation Desk Clerk - September 2012 – December 2012

  • Checked In and Checked Out the library’s collections.
  • Made and scheduled requests for electronic equipment.
  • Shelved books, equipment, microfiche, and other materials.


Madison Public Library Goodman South Madison Branch
- Madison, WI         
Youth Services and Early Literacy Programming Intern - June 2013 - August 2013

  • Assisted, prepared and implemented storytimes each week for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • Participated in community outreach events for the library by actively engaging with children, teens, and adults.
  • Provided reader’s advisory, reference, and technology instruction to children, teens, and adults.
  • Supervised the teen workers and volunteers for the summer reading program.
  • Taught weekly technology classes for adults.


Wendt Commons Library
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Madison, WI
Information Literacy Instructor and Teaching Assistant - August 2012 – December 2012

  • Assisted with teaching formal course-integrated library instruction for undergraduates and postgraduates using the course management system Moodle.
  • Developed and taught two Zotero citation manager workshops.
  • Co-taught over twenty freshman communication classes and a “Google for Academic Research” workshop.
  • Taught drop-in workshops on using Zotero citation management software.
  • Developed an online tutorial using Captivate 


Madison Public Library Pinney Branch
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Madison, WI
Reference and Children’s Service Intern - September 2012 – December 2012

  • Assisted the children’s librarian with toddler art time.
  • Assisted with the collection management of children’s DVDs, games, and easy reader collections.
  • Provided computer and reference assistance for children, teens, and adults.
  • Designed an adult audiobook display and processed adult fiction books for the Friends’ book sale.

Ho-Chunk Youth Services Learning Center Service Project - Madison, WI
Project Leader and Liaison - January 2012 - January 2013

  • Service-learning project for the Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums LIS topics course.
  • Cataloging, labeling, and shelving a collection of children’s and teen books for the Ho-Chunk Youth Services Learning Center.                              
  • Coordinate and supervise project meetings and events.

Madison Public Library - Madison, WI
E-Book and OverDrive Volunteer Trainer - January 2013 – May 2013

  • Instructed e-book, audiobook, and e-reader classes each week to adults.
  • Taught library patrons how to use the e-book and audiobook collection provided by OverDrive.
  • Demonstrated to library patrons how to use e-reader devices.


Madison Public Library Goodman South Madison Branch
- Madison, WI             
Children’s Book Bundler Volunteer - January 2012 - May 2013

  • Make children’s book bundles based on certain themes and topics.
  • Reshelf any books that seem out of place.
  • Pull any books that are damaged for repair.   
  • Have the main librarian fix books that don’t match up with the catalog’s records.
  • Train new candidates for book bundling.


Allied Drive Literacy Time
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
1-on-1 Story Teller - Fall 2011 and 2012                 

  • Did assisted reading with second and third graders.
  • Helped with choosing books for reading

 

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